Pros: driver managers are bribable
Cons: i don't spend my hard earned cash on driver managers...
Typical day of work? Expect to get smart aleck responses when you are inexperienced and have to ask a question.
What I learned: this company preached safety but then pushed us to drive before our resets were complete and they continued to do this with everyone until there were fatalities and accidents as a result of exhaustion, they continuously screwed up our pay and when we asked payroll to check themselves got yelled at, were promised home time and then had to fight tooth and nail to get home (for example, I missed my brother's funeral - never even got to say goodbye while he was in the hospital a week prior to his death)
What I learned: Best advice I could give a newcomer is to watch your money, remember that you are the one that will pay DOT if you are running illegal, so make sure that you are doing what DOT wants you to do and the company will just have to pout if they don't like it.
Trucking is as hard as you make it, better companies are out there that will take on a student driver without making you go through hell - EPES for one...
Management: in this company... leave them alone, they don't care, no such thing as an open door policy no matter what they say.
My co-workers: I miss them...
The hardest part of the job: Every day that you care about this company and put it above your family.
The most enjoyable part of the job: the day I quit.